Centre For Distance Education

Canada’s Leader in Online College Distance Education for over 20 Years

 Online College Courses for Stress-Free Career Preparation

CD-ED has provided Canadians with top quality online learning and career support services for over 20 years, helping thousands of Canadians realize their career potential by removing barriers to their education.

Our online learning model offers freedom and flexibility. You choose how and when to organize your schooling schedule, in a way that suits your needs.

There’s no better feeling than self-improvement. Invest in yourself, your career, your future. It’s your learning experience, take control of it.

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Get Excited About 2018!

Open doors of opportunity for yourself by taking career education courses. If you’re ready to launch your career, or start a second one, CD-ED has programs to suit every interest. Check out our Healthcare, Business, Graphic Design, or Computer Technology diplomas. Change is exhilarating; let us help you make a positive impact in your life.

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Program of the Month

Accounting Technician

Get the Skills to Be a Professional

If you're good at crunching numbers and are an organized person, then you having the makings to become a great accounting professional. View the Accounting Technician program details to see if this is the right career track for you!

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Working in Health Information Management (HIM)

“HIM - What is this career like?" Hear from 2 perspectives, our CD-ED faculty and a CD-ED graduate as they explain what it’s like to work in the field of Health Information Management.

CD-ED graduate Pallavi Mathur created the “What is Health Information Management” video, which explores a more detailed look at what HIM is in Canada. The video includes what HIM professionals do, a brief history of the profession, and how to become a HIM professional.

The Faculty here at CD-ED created an informational video explaining what HIM’s do, and the many areas that HIM’s must be competent in.

Check Out The New Part-Time Program Coming in Spring 2018


The Faculty here at CD-ED created an informational video explaining what HIM’s do, and the many areas that HIM’s must be competent in.

Coming Soon!

CD-ED will launch a part-time HIM program (pending approval) come spring 2018.

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Canadian Quality Career-Training

Our diploma programs are career focused and nationally recognized by employers across the country. If you feel stuck trying to balance your family, work and other responsibilities, or classroom learning simply doesn’t work for you – you’ve come to the right place.

Some of the many benefits of attending CD-ED are:

  • Classes start weekly - You don’t need to wait for traditional class start dates – we make it easy for you to integrate education to fit into your life. CD-ED works with your busy schedule by offering frequent and flexible start dates. No more waiting around to start your career, begin classes right away.
  • High satisfaction ratings - Be confident when signing up for CD-ED knowing that it offers excellent career-training education. Reputation matters and word of mouth speaks the loudest. Read reviews from our satisfied graduates here.
  • Accessible learning environment - Each student can find something to suit their learning needs because CD-ED offers various learning management systems designed for different learning styles. At CD-ED no one is left behind.
  • 20 years of online training - You can rest assured knowing that CD-ED’s online training experts have over 20 years of experience and thousands of graduate successes who, just like you, needed convenience without affecting quality in their education.

Come to CD-ED to join a rich and supportive community. We’ll give you the boost you need to get your career started today.

Funding Your Education

Making Education Accessible and Affordable to Everyone

There are a variety of funding programs available in Canada to help support your education and career goals. At the Centre for Distance Education, we believe there should be no barriers to higher education and our team of financial specialists are here to help you navigate your options.

Learn More About Financial Options Today

Whatever your circumstances, there are many funding choices available to you. Contact us today to explore your options.

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Is Online Learning A Good Fit?

If you're interested in learning more about Online Distance Education and exploring if this is the right path for you, fill out the form to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

For immediate questions, give us a call 1-866-369-6050

A helpful CD-ED Admissions Representative can assist you with everything from career questions to funding options and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

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